If you are looking for a drop protective case with a built-in screen protector and an easy to access holster, the Incipio Performance Level 5 Case may be of interest to you. Perhaps more importantly for some people, the Incipio Performance Level 5 is extremely easy to get on and off your phone. Most protective cases with built-in screen protectors are hard to install, with lots of latches to clip and and things to squeeze. With its three piece design, the Incipio Performance requires none of that. First, the phone is nestled in a soft, flexible rubber inner layer, then the screen protector is tucked under the edges of that soft rubber layer, and finally the hard protective backplate is slid onto the back. It is similarly easy to remove, and is perfect for those with case install and removal anxiety. On the less positive side, the screen protector is plastic, and while it feels nice enough under your fingers, it has so-so optical quality. It does not suffer from much of a ‘rainbow effect’, however, which is nice, and the air gap is quite minimal, so typing and texting are fine.
* Mil-spec drop protection.
* Very easy install and removal.
* Pleasant feel in the hand with a moderate amount of grip.
* Good protective lip.
* Covered port openings should protect against dirt and dust.
* Comes with a slide in holster with a rotating belt clip which is easy to use. However, as nothing snaps the case in place inside the holster, it is advisable not to rotate the clip such that the phone is facing downward.
* Not a slim case
* Optical clarity of built-in screen protector is rather grainy.
Conclusion: Overall, the Incipio Performance Level 5 is a pleasant case to use if you don’t mind the grainy looking screen protector. It has a nice hand feel, and it is great for case changers and the install-phobic, because it is very easy to get on and off your phone. Many thanks to Incipio for sending me out this sample to review. With an MRSP of $49.99, the Performance Level 5 for the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus comes in five colors and is available directly from Incipio as well as from other retailers:
Finally, if you’d like more details, here is a link to my YouTube review: